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MSPs launch inquiry into Scottish Government funding to close attainment gap


Funding to help schools and councils close the attainment gap is the focus of a new Scottish Parliament inquiry.

MSPs unveil action plan for urgent reforms across Justice Sector


The Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee is detailing some of the short- and long-term changes it wants to see made in the Scottish justice sector in a new report published today.

COVID-19 pandemic and UK energy market turbulence must be addressed in fuel poverty strategy


The twin stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant turbulence in the UK energy market must be tackled to address fuel poverty according to a letter issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee.

Holyrood Committee launch inquiry into rise in number of excess deaths


An inquiry into the cause of increased excess deaths in Scotland since the start of the pandemic has been launched by the COVID-19 Recovery Committee.

First Minister to be quizzed by Holyrood Conveners Group on Scottish Government's COVID-19 and Net Zero record


The Scottish Government’s record on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic will be under the spotlight when the Scottish Parliament’s Committee Conveners meet later this month to quiz the First Minister.

Proposal to pardon miners to be explored by Holyrood Committee


A Bill which would pardon miners convicted of offences during the 1984-1985 miners’ strike is to be scrutinised by a Scottish Parliament Committee.

Young people’s voices to play key role in the Scottish Parliament


A renewed commitment for young people to play a key role in Scottish politics has been made today by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Greater transparency urged on EU alignment


The Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee is calling for the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government to develop a framework to facilitate appropriate and proportionate scrutiny on decisions to align with EU law.

MSPs to examine the role of local government and its partners in delivering a net-zero Scotland


Hot on the heels of COP26, the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy & Transport Committee today launches an inquiry that will explore the role of local government and its partners – private and voluntary sectors, social enterprises...

MSPs back ‘transformational changes’ to tackle systemic issues in justice syste


The Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee is calling for comprehensive reforms to be made in the justice system, as well as more money for the sector, ahead of the Scottish Government’s budget next month.

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